Continental market gets thumbs down from council

TRADERS in Weston town centre have suffered a big loss after North Somerset Council refused permission for a Continental market on the Italian Gardens.

TRADERS in Weston town centre have suffered 'a big loss' after North Somerset Council refused permission for a Continental market on the Italian Gardens.

Town Centre manager, Steve Townsend, says businesses will not benefit from the increased number of shoppers the market brings.

He said: "We have Had Continental markets on the town square but stall-holders do not make enough money. The one held on the Italian Gardens last year was a success.

"And we know from the police that antisocial behaviour goes down dramatically when we hold these types of events.


You may also want to watch:


"I think it is a big loss because the market would have given people a reason to come in to the town centre. We know that it increases footfall.

"It makes money and it is a nice thing to have in the town."

Most Read

The unitary authority's licensing committee rejected plans for the sale of olives, breads and cheeses on the site after it received an objection from a High Street trader.

The market, which would run for four days at a time, was due to take place from March 27-30.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus